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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:05 AM

Utility regulators say Dominion is falling short of early promise in SCANA deal

COLUMBIA, SC -- S.C. regulators are worried Virginia-based Dominion Energy isnít following through on one of the first promises it made in buying Cayce-based SCANA earlier this year.

That is a pledge from Dominion chief executive Tom Farrell that his company would explain to its new S.C. power customers why they wonít be getting the $1,000 nuclear refund checks that Dominion advertised so heavily last year.

During the S.C. Public Service Commissionís regular meeting Wednesday, commissioner Justin Williams said he isnít satisfied Dominion has explained that those checks arenít coming in the month since the SCANA takeover closed. Williams said he thinks some of Dominionís nearly 730,000 new S.C. electric customers are wondering where their checks are, including a state lawmaker who wrote a letter to the PSC asking about the refunds.

ďIím concerned that such unfulfilled promises further damage the already damaged public trust in government and business,Ē Williams said. ďIím further concerned that such unfulfilled promises made by an organization under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Public Service Commission demands that this commission asks more questions.Ē

Read more here: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article225394785.html

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